Melanie is a recent graduate from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Melanie is originally from Bunbury and has decided to return home and join the Specialised Hand Therapy team in the South West. She has had fieldwork experience in hospital, hand therapy, community and paediatric settings of occupational therapy. Melanie is a member of the WA Occupational Therapy Association, the South West Hands Interest Group and an Associate member of the AHTA (Australian Hand Therapy Association). Melanie has a special interest in tendon repairs and current treatment trends in the hand therapy area, and is eager to explore additional educational possibilities to continue to grow her hand therapy skill set.